Dark River

Completed (Launch Toronto 2017 - Platform) / Drama / UK / 2017
Director:
Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor)
Writer:
Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant)
Cast:
Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Suite Francais, Saving Mr Banks)
Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones, Mr Turner)
Sean Bean (The Martian, Lord of the Rings)
Producers:
Tracy O'Riordan (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor)
Production Credits:
Film4 / Wellcome Trust / Left Bank Pictures / Moonspun Films / BFI / Screen Yorkshire

A bitter dispute between a brother (Stanley) and sister (Wilson) over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful small holding on the Yorkshire moors, unearths traumatic memories that have lain dormant for years. 

About the Director:

Clio Barnard has established herself as one of the UK’s most distinctive cinematic voices following rave reviews and awards for her feature-length debut The Arbor, a documentary about the late Bradford poet Andrea Dunbar, as well as her sophomore feature The Selfish Giant. The latter film followed two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends in Bradford seeking fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal. The film was a critical darling on its release, launching at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes and winning the best British film of the year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards along with a whole host of other festival awards.